Insider Trading

Mitigate the risks of insider trading through employee awareness training

Key Learning Points:

  • What insider trading is
  • Your duties as an employee to maintain confidentiality
  • Legal and illegal actions regarding insider trading
  • What a corporate insider is
  • The difference between public and non-public information
  • Realistic examples of legal and illegal trading
  • What the potential penalties and consequences of insider trading are
  • Who to go to ask for help if you are worried about insider trading
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Course Overview

In this immersive course, learners follow a fictitious character, Claire, as she struggles to decide if it's legal to buy shares in her company. Throughout the course, Claire receives advice from family and friends, and learners will be tested on their understanding of Insider Trading and what constitutes as legal or illegal. Inside information can be used to gain an unfair advantage in the trade of shares and other securities, which is a criminal act.

The course covers what constitutes as insider trading, the penalties for insider trading which include dismissal, fines, confiscation of assets (as the proceeds of crime) prison sentences, as well as damage to career and prospects, and organisational reputation.

The course also emphasises on the importance of seeking advice from a manager or a legal team before using or disclosing any non-public information.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 10 minutes
  • Available in 19 Languages

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  • Certificate on completion
  • Regular course updates
  • Course can be tailored using Adapt Authoring Tool
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements
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The Assessment

Learners are quizzed on their understanding throughout the course. Learners can monitor their performance on the legal health bar with the challenge of maintaining 100% health. To successfully complete the course, learners must pass the assessment challenge by answering 80% of the questions correctly and maintaining performance of the legal health bar. Learners can also take the assessment again to improve their score.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.

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2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10 29 / per learner
11 - 20 25 / per learner
21 - 50 20 / per learner
51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
150+ POA

Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100 30 / per learner
101 - 200 25 / per learner
201 - 300 21 / per learner
301 - 400 18 / per learner
401 - 500 15 / per learner
501 - 750 12.50 / per learner
751 - 1000 10 / per learner
1001 - 2500 8 / per learner
2501 - 5000 6 / per learner
5000 - 10,000 5 / per learner
10,000 + POA
Included Features
  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support

Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

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Insider Trading

Insider trading is the buying or selling of a public company's shares by individuals with access to non-public information about the company. It can be legal or illegal depending on the information the buyer is privy to, who they tell, and when they buy or sell the company shares.

Anyone who buys or sells shares based on information they receive could be at risk of Insider Trading if they don't understand the law.

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If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Is insider trading illegal?
Insider trading is illegal through the practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information. Insider trading is also illegal if an employee is found guilty of 'tipping' people with confidential information that they can then use to make a profit from i.e. if an employee supplies someone with the information needed to carry out insider trading.
What is the legislation around insider trading?
The laws around insider trading come from the Criminal Justice Act 1993 and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. There are a few differences between them, but both need to be taken into account when considering the illegality of insider training. It is sanctioned by civil law under the control of the Financial Services Authority, the FSA. The FSA is a non-governmental organisation which regulates and monitors market abuse.
What are the penalties for insider trading?
Illegal insider trading can result in serious prison sentences as well as hefty fines. If found guilty of insider training, an employee can be sentenced to up to seven years in prison along with a fine. The FSA can also issue a public statement exposing the individual engaged in insider trading, causing a negative impact on their reputation.

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